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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

How much does a baby photography cost?

Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

Reviews for Nashville photo shoots
Lisa W.
we haven't done our shoot yet, will add photos when we do
Sarah Nichole Photography, LLCSarah Nichole Photography, LLC
Jennifer L.
Really fun working with Sean for our elopement photo shoot. He was helpful in suggesting locations, providing direction, and the finished photos were great!
Sean McGee CreativeSean McGee Creative
Kevin F.
I couldn’t have asked for a better photo shoot. Michael is a great photographer who takes pride in his work. He was a very nice guy and a pleasure to work with.
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Marilyn S.
The photos were not professional looking for the project I was working on. I expected more quality photos with editing and touching up from this Photographer. I had to call two times asking when would my photos be ready. I ended up hiring a professional photographer to shoot my photos for this project.
Autumn Moultry PhotographyAutumn Moultry Photography
Forest H.
This was my first headshot photo shoot, and I couldn't have asked for a more guiding and humorous photographer! She was great at getting me to express genuine emotions, and sifted through the numerous photos taken in order to find the most expressive ones!
Karen L Richard PhotographyKaren L Richard Photography
Lynn B.
Due to the Coronavirus we had to cancel the shoot. Andi handled it professionally and my brief business dealing with Andi Whiskey Photography was a positive experience.
Whiskey Media StudiosWhiskey Media Studios
Davis C.
Fantastic photos. Even during a night time shoot the photos were fantastic. On time and exactly where I asked him to be since this was a surprise. Stayed out in the cold and had many ideas for poses. Would highly recommend
Celebration StudiosCelebration Studios
What an excellent experience. We had a photo shoot the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's one of the few times we are fortunate enough to have four generations of our family together at one time. Andi answered emails quickly, had wonderful ideas and input and very friendly and professional. During our shoot Andi and her assistant Dan were great w/ all our family members. Dan had a great skill getting young kids comfortable and worked well with them. I hope the photo's are as beautiful the shoot was. Can't wait to see them. I highly recommend Andi Whiskey Photography.
Whiskey Media StudiosWhiskey Media Studios
Thumbtack Customer
I had to hire a photographer in Nashville on very short notice - I only had half a day to get a photo shoot set up for the day. Ray Sanduski was a delight to work with. He was very quick in getting me a quote and providing examples of his work. He was attentive to my needs, which, because it was a shoot for a university marketing piece, were somewhat different from an ordinary portrait shoot. Since I was hiring him from another city, he volunteered to communicate directly with the subject, and delivered a plethora of usable photos. He also provided the photos very quickly - which was important because of my deadline. I highly recommend him and would not hesitate to hire him again, should the need arise.
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Marguerite S.
I truly enjoyed my 30th Birthday Smashcake Photoshoot with Moultry Photography. It was fun. She was very helpful with going out her way to get balloons and many other accessories for the shoot. She also was very thoughtful during the shoot. I would definitely recommend her.
Autumn Moultry PhotographyAutumn Moultry Photography
Heather H.
This was a true blessing. This was no small job I requested. Taking a job for a person who takes photos, having have the patience to deal with a client who wants to help direct the shoot. My daughter has grown up with a camera in her face and hates it, but yet he captured some of the best photos of her I have had in a long while. Super creative, great after the shoot, quick turn around time, great knowledge, super personality. Would totally recommend this for all your photo needs. Great work for a unbelievable value.
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Ray Sanduski of TennPhoto was outstanding! He was innovative in his approach and also took any photos we wanted. He was a delight to work with and I have already recommended him to a friend. It was the most fun and relaxing photo shoot in which I have participated.
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Diana S.
It was great to work with Autumn! She is personable, yet professional, responds fast, is flexible and makes you feel at ease during the photo shoot. Thank you so much, Autumn!
Autumn Moultry PhotographyAutumn Moultry Photography
Jodi D.
Dave was so much fun to work with. He did an awesome job with the photos and he was very personable. I am so happy that I chose him as our photographer. We felt very comfortable having him do our family photo shoot and I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Ohana PhotographyOhana Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Ray was an amazing photographer and person. Had a great time shooting with him. He is such a professional. Awesome portrait work. Thanks Ray. Love to work with you again some time soon.
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Thumbtack Customer
We had such a great time with Ray during our family photo-shoot. He is fun, professional, full of great ideas and just pleasant to be around. I very much recommend him!
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
David R.
Couldn’t be any more pleased with our experience with Chris! We provided very short notice of our project, but he was quite helpful and accommodating in listening to and meeting our needs. Chris is very upbeat and friendly, and he sets an easy-going atmosphere for the shoot. He shows enthusiasm for his work, and genuine interest in your desires for the project. During the shoot, he provides good suggestions and direction, and he makes the session enjoyable. Chris sent a few previews of the results of the shoot within hours, and he was very quick in providing our whole photo gallery. He has also followed up with us to offer further assistance with printing photos or setting up an album. Chris gave us lots of great photos. We are thrilled with the quality work he produced for us, and we highly recommend contacting him when you need a professional photographer!
Christopher McCarthy PhotographyChristopher McCarthy Photography
Adam R.
Eagle Wings is a MUST for any photography needs. His attention to detail, even in the planning stages for the shoot are exemplary. Even after the shoot, he offered to go back and reshoot a few images based on our needs....thing is...the shots were of such high quality that we needed no reshoot!!! You'd be mistaken not to hire him. We would in a NY minute!
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Danny M.
We loved our session with Sarah! It was a surprise proposal and Sarah was super helpful, getting there early with me and communicating really responsively beforehand! During the shoot, she was really helpful in recommending photos and making sure we got all of the ones we wanted. Overall, I’d definitely recommend Sarah to anyone doing a proposal (or other kind of) shoot!
Harrison Photography & DesignHarrison Photography & Design
Elaine J.
We had an amazing photo shoot! Michael and Vicky welcomed us to Nashville and captured some great family pictures. He was open to suggestions and adjusted as needed. The attention to detail was great and the professionalism combined with creativity left us with some adorable photos. We highly recommend Eagle Wings!
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Melissa B.
Ray was amazing to work with and provided my sister and I a sibling photo shoot that was wonderful! He's prompt with responses and very reasonably priced for all the care he takes to provide you with great shots!
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Rachelle J.
I can't praise Michael enough. I'd give him 10 stars i i could. I was in Nashville for the NFL Draft. I hired Michael to capture some photos around the draft activities. Although we were challenged by logistics and my physical limitations, Michaels knowledge of the city allowed us to find perfect locations for the shoot. The photos came out great! I highly recommend Eagle Wings Photography for your photo needs in and around Nashville.
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Whitney V.
It's been wonderful working with Ray so far. Looking forward to it! Update... Ray did a fantastic job with our professional photo shoot for my business website! I really appreciate how he took control and gave a lot of direction during the shoot. He's a true professional and made everyone feel welcomed not to mention, our website looks great thanks to him!
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Olivia L.
I hired Ray for some senior/graduation photos and am very satisfied with my pictures! We met at Vanderbilt on a beautiful day, and took 600+ photos that I was later able to browse through and download. The photos were beautiful and I had way more fun than I anticipated during the shoot. Ray made me feel comfortable in front of the camera and less awkward and rigid during poses. I recommend Ray for any of your photography needs in Nashville!
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Heysha o.
Hands down the most sweetest photographer I’ve ever worked with. Christopher was so professional and worked so well with my models! He did an outstanding job making them feel beautiful and comfortable during the shoot as well! I highly recommend Christopher for your photography needs, definitely will contact him again for future projects.
Christopher McCarthy PhotographyChristopher McCarthy Photography
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